Sweden's national bank, the Riksbanken, has been ordered to pay the equivalent
of $100,000 to a former employee who claimed he was wrongfully discharged after
verbally abusing a colleague who had...well...committed his own wrongful discharge
and fouled the air in their office.
The British newspaper The Guardian, citing Swedish news sources, reports that
the fired employee, Goran Andervass, got a dressing-down from his boss for making
a scene. "The boss wanted to know why I had been shouting at my colleague,"
Andervass said. "I explained what it was all about, but my colleague would
neither admit nor confirm that he had..."
The confrontation set off a chain of events that eventually led to Andervass
being let go for what the bank described as "personal issues." But
Andervass sued the bank, and won.
The Guardian (UK)